The perpetual acceleration of technological advancements has reached a fever pitch in this the 21st Century. Progression brings positives and negatives, which profoundly affect social and cultural changes. In essences, addictive compulsions spring forth, such as the incessant need to bring up-to-date information to the forefront. It is staggering to see many addicts succumb to a self-imposed mental enslavement and this incorporates limited spans of attention towards other productive areas of life. Another negative temperament is materialism and this triggers an internal insecurity of fear that not possessing the newest technological product is a sign of weakness.
Each new television, computer, or software requires the purchaser’s acceptance of the Terms & Conditions of the manufacture. How many actually read the Terms & Conditions beforehand, when the widely-held view is to simply bypass this section and opting to merely accept. There are those who have unwittingly bypassed the Terms & Conditions, while others blatantly ignore it, however, both ought to recognize they have entered into a contract with the manufacturer and is legally binding.
Contrasting the above mentality to those who are identifying as Christian and yet, they too have neglected the Terms & Conditions of Scriptural authority. Their foolishness of trusting man’s explanation of the Terms & Conditions gives them the impression that they have become children of God and the truth is, they are still the children of the Devil. The relinquishing of self-responsibility offers no excuse for not study the Scriptures, which present a straightforward explanation and God’s word is void of gray areas.
This fact is troublesome for many to accept the either-or argument, this is too divisive and stunts progressive thoughts. Progressive intellectuals are more-often-than-not incapable of accepting God’s absolute authority and their intolerance of God’s word being non-negotiable is demoralizing, as well as judgmental. Nonetheless, the Gospel plan of Salvation is clearly outlined in the Scriptures and any deviation will prevent one from seeing the kingdom of God. Many have their own faith, however, there is but one faith and if it is the wrong faith, then one has strayed from the narrow path. How does one discover the one and only faith? Simply open the Bible and see what the Scriptures have to say about this matter. The answer is found in the Book of Romans, what says “[s]o then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17).
“Fake news” is the current buzzword, regardless, falsehoods have abounded through the relentless efforts of the “old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan…” (Revelation 20:2). Satan’s infiltration of society and the temporal church has flourished through those men and women of susceptible character. They toil as “false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:13) and the Christian’s vigilance is vital in making sure “no man deceive you by any means” (2 Thessalonians 2:3), Is it only the thoughtless that are susceptible to “Satan himself (being) transformed into an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:13-14) and his ministers are “also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness” (2 Corinthians 11:15).
To all of those deceitful souls masquerading as children of God and regardless, your title (i.e. pastor, preacher, and elder, etc.) “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it” (John 8:44).
Having been stated that “the proof is in the pudding” and “the devil’s in the details,” however, if a person actually reads the Terms & Conditions in the Holy Scriptures, that person would recognize the poison in the midst of the pudding. Scriptural Salvation is not built on one verse and it is not built on several verses with the same theme. That is the tactic of agent provocateurs sent by Satan to mislead through heretical teachings, such as the Salvation/sinner’s prayer, Confessional Booth, Infant Baptism, Predestined-Salvation and Lordship Salvation, etc., all because they chose to bypass the Terms & Conditions (i.e. Holy Scriptures).
For those who are unwilling to study the Scriptures, those are the one most likely to accept falsehoods, such as:
- It does not matter what church you belong too.
- Weekly attendance is not necessary.
- There is latitude when interpreting the word of God.
- Once saved always saved (eternal security).
- Baptism is an outward expression of and inward change.
The five examples above have zero Scriptural authority, whereas Scriptural authority requires our being born again and below are the instructions for Scriptural Salvation:
- Hear – Romans 10:17
- Believe – Romans 10:9-10; Acts 8:36-39)
- Repent – Acts 17:30
- Confession of faith – Matthew 10:32-33)
- Baptism (immersion for remission of sins) – John 3:3-5; Acts 2:38; 22:16; Mark 16:16
- Continued obedience – Matthew 10:22; 24:13; Hebrews 3:6
Denominationalism is one mammoth lie being perpetrated by our adversary and avoidance of God’s Terms & Conditions only poisons the brainwashed masses, who ignorantly regurgitate that information obtained via their indoctrination. Also, do not mistakenly think obedience to Christ’s commands is somehow considered a work of merit and while journeying down the narrow pathway to heaven, which is just beyond the narrow gate, remain steadfast in the word of the Lord.